If you’re looking to book a last minute trip for the latter half of July, you can read my post on July Return Flights from Scotland for under £50 by clicking here. All of the flights on this list are from Glasgow Airport and come in at under £50 direct return, bar one. As this is my last month in Scotland, this will be the last of these posts I’ll be publishing on my blog so thanks to anybody who has read them!
- Dublin, Ireland: Throughout the whole month of January you can fly return to Dublin for as little as £14 (from Glasgow), making it the cheapest destination on the list. The flight is less than an hour and from the airport in Swords you can be having a pint in Dublin City centre in under an hour. There’s great shopping, brilliant art and architecture and pubs for days. Perfect for a quick getaway from home.
- Girona, Spain: Known for its Medieval architecture, lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for a base to travel around Catalonia, or to cross the border into France to visit the French Riviera, Girona is the perfect pit stop. It’s only marginally out with the budget of this post with return flights costing from £18 from Glasgow. You can also fly to Ibiza, Menorca, Malaga, Alicante, Corvera and more for under the £50 return mark all month long.
- Krakow, Poland: Krakow is one of my favourite places on the continent, and you can fly there return from Glasgow from just £25. To see things to do, see my posts on Poland here. You can also fly to Wroclaw, Bydgoszcz and Katowice for under £25 return.
- Faro, Portugal: This airport is your stepping stone to the Algarve, and you can fly there from Glasgow for just £20 return. Weather throughout the month averages between 19 and 29 degrees. If you’re looking to do some travelling around Portugal and Spain, Faro is just 3 hours from Lisbon, 5 from Porto and 2 from Seville.
- Brussels, Belgium: Brussels is, for me at least, a European city that you have to visit at least once. Not only is there incredible architecture, but there is some really good shopping areas as well as plenty of great bars and restaurants. Brussels also has train links to Paris, Amsterdam and other Belgian cities like Ghent and Antwerp that are all just a few hours away – you can read my post on cities nearby and how much it costs to travel to them by clicking here. I also have a hotel recommendation for an apartment right beside the city’s main square on my blog which you can read here.
- Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona is a location that has been featured on many of these posts, and is just a three hour flight from Glasgow, starting at £23 return. There is great shopping, food and sightseeing in Barcelona and it also has its own beaches. You can see plenty of photographs from our last trip to Barcelona on my blog post by clicking here.
- London, England: There are, of course, countless things to do and see in London. From the art galleries and museums, to theatres and palaces. London has something for all ages, so if you’re looking for somewhere to take your family, friends or partner and don’t want to travel too far, you can be in London city centre just 2 hours after you take off from Glasgow. It’s also an option to book flights to London then fly long-haul elsewhere, as flights from there tend to be much (and by much I mean usually over £100) cheaper than those to the same destinations from Glasgow.
- Venice, Italy: Flights to Venice start at £49 from Glasgow next month. Although the crowds are pretty crazy in the summer months, the weather makes it worth it. You’re also a stone’s throw from Verona, and have easy transport links to all the other major cities across the whole of Italy. Look for hotels here or read my hotel recommendation here.
- Rhodes, Greece: This is the first time Greece has ever been featured in any of these posts I’ve written, so the fact you can fly there at the height of the season from just £39 is amazing. If you’re into beaches, city breaks or a mixture of both, Rhodes should definitely be added to your list of places to visit.
- Budapest, Hungary: I’m sneaking this into the end of the post as it comes in slightly above budget at £54 return, but much like Rhodes, Budapest flights are usually pretty steep and to be able to find return flights during summer is a steal. I’ve written a full guide on things to do and see in Budapest that you can read on my website, here.
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